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Showing posts from February, 2015

My First Tutorial Published in "Creative Spark" Winter Edition!

Introducing the latest issue of "Creative Spark"!  Once again, the 2015 Winter issue is filled with inspiration and beautiful jewelry made by talented designers from all over the country. Inserting self-promo here:  My first tutorial is featured on page 57!   This issue features several tutorials featuring gorgeous beads from ZnetShows !   Our hostess and "Creative Spark" Editor, Hope Smitherman , told us pick out three types of beads to work with.  Here is what I picked: Links: Cultured Sea Glass Bottle-Curved Pendant, Black Chinese Crystal Designer Glass Fan Beads Cultured Sea Porcelain Triangle Pendant Set After I received my beads, Hope said we could only make one pair of earrings for our tutorial.  So here is the other pair I made using the Chinese Crystal. Thank you Hope for once again putting together an incredible issue of "Creative Spark".  Also, thank you ZNETSHOWS for letting us play with your beautiful beads! Renetha S

Good Luck to this Father and His Leo

Every once in a while, I come across something that touches my heart.  The story about this dad and his Leo is just one.   Here is the Link.   Their story brought up memories of my Leo's birth. I have a Leo with CP.  While recovering from the emergency C-section, I received a call from a nurse asking me if I wanted my Leo to be resuscitated? Of course I said yes!  He is the bright light in our lives today. Raising a child with special needs is not easy.  There will be days he will cry, yell, question, doubt, and worry. But when that child smiles..... I wish them well. Have I said that I love challenges?  Well I do.  Raising a child with special needs is exactly that--the challenge of a lifetime. My Leo